I grew up with a love of the English language. I was born and raised in San Francisco, where cultural and ethnic diversity was the norm. Growing up in an English-speaking home was something I never took for granted. English was well-exercised in my family due to a rather colorful uncle who loved to argue while he availed himself of my mother’s wonderful cooking. One evening he would argue one side of an issue, and two evenings later he would argue the opposite side – both times, absolutely convincingly. Debate, for me, became a ‘cinch’ or, in today’s vernacular: easy-peasy.
Because of this, I learned early on that English is an open door to the world – and not simply a series of words, strung together, one after the other. Using English effectively throughout my life, speaking, writing, editing, narrating and in my life-coaching practice, became a perfect way to effectively communicate across what would have been cultural barriers. In point of fact, I realized while still quite young that language is culture.
In my English teaching, I enable the student to enter into the world of English in a way that will make sense, by connecting the learning to those areas of interest specific to each student. Suddenly, the language becomes alive and for any student, once there is a personal link to the language, learning is not far behind. And wow, is it enriching!
Please visit my web page: www.eveblack.net and contact me at 054-815-6805 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a consultation that will answer all of your questions – at no charge to you – here, in the center of the Sharon.